irccat

home installation how to use clients
download bugs :( rubyforge project repository

Oh, hai.  irccat is like `cat`, but here, the STDOUT is an IRC channel.

The bot receives messages by TCP or HTTP and sends the message, without any treatment, to the channel. Simple! (original idea by last.fm)

It's free and opensource software, released under the MIT license.

why?

With irccat, you can send: SVN or Git commits, new twitters, new items in RSS, ... and so much more!

quick example

1. Open a terminal.
2. type: cowsay -f sodomized "oh hai" | nc your.host 4567
3. ??
4. Profit! :
         ________ 
        < oh hai >
         -------- 
              \                _
               \              (_)
                \   ^__^       / \
                 \  (oo)\_____/_\ \
                    (__)\       ) /
                        ||----w ((
                        ||     ||>> 
      

interested?

irccat is simple to install, it's Ruby! Read the installation guide :-)